Record signing Robinho has been ruled out of Manchester City's key Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
The Brazilian has been struggling with a groin injury all week and while he is still undergoing treatment, manager Mark Hughes confirmed the ¦pound;32.5million signing will not have recovered in time to face Harry Redknapp's men as City chase the win that would put them back in contention for a Europa League place.
"We do not expect him to be fit this weekend," confirmed Hughes.
"We are hoping he will be okay for Bolton next week."
However, there is some good news for City with Shaun Wright-Phillips set to be available after a recent knee problem.
"There has been some bruising on the bone which has taken longer to recover from than we thought," said Hughes.
"But he's back training again from today and we think he will be fine for the weekend."